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Verghese Kurien, best known as the “Father of the White Revolution” This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life. Dr. Verghese Kurien was born on November 26, at Kozhikode (Calicut) in the district headquarter of Malabar, then the part of Presidency of Madras and. 2 About Verghese Kurien; 3 External links . Dr Kurien was an icon of India’s cooperative movement and the dairy industry. Wikipedia has an article about.

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Shantaram Shivkumar Sharma Umayalpuram K. Verghese Kurien 26 November — 9 Septemberknown as the ‘Father of the White Revolution’ in India, [2] was a social entrepreneur whose “billion-litre idea”Operation Floodthe world’s largest agricultural dairy development programme, [3] [4] made dairy farming India’s largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment provider, being a third of all rural income, [5] with benefits of raising incomes and credit, riddance of debt dependence, nutrition, education, health, gender parity and empowerment, breakdown of caste barriers and grassroots democracy and leadership.

Dhar Jyotindra Nath Dixit M. Principles, Policies and Management. Contact our editors with your feedback. Wateler Peace Prize [76]. He loved to learn and furthered his education by joining the Tata Steel Technical Institute, Jamshedpur before moving to the U. The Amul federation, GCMMF, continues ridden with factionalism and court disputes over its control yet, [49] time seems to have proven Kurien’s making of cooperative dairying a formidable marketing entity and his opposition to its privatisation and globalisation correct, with hardly any private corporate or multinational brand making any profit in the markets, right since dairy businesses were opened up for them, even as Amul and other state federations’ cooperative brands, surge way ahead profitably as market leaders in India, with Amul busy exporting to many other countries, even after him.


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Rather than focusing directly on removing caste and class conflicts which get entrenched as vested interests, instead, he worked singularly on the belief that economic self-interest of all sections of the village-society would make them align bigoraphy to grow their cooperative. He returned to India after completion of his studies and on May 13, he headed for Anand, a place in Kaira district of Gujarat where he was supposed to spend five years as an officer of the Dairy division in return for the scholarship paid by the government.

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Amul thus got dairy farmers organised in the villages and linked them directly to consumers in the market by eliminating middlemen, ensuring them a steady and a regular income even during the lean season, and a better quality produce at a competitive price, to the consumer in the large market of the reachable Bombay city, on a steady supply over well-paved village “milk roads” and a ‘cold-chain’.

The Island Sri Lanka. He had the foresight to shrewdly use the clout resulting from its recognition, by employing his networking skills and resources at his command effectively, in negotiating international help and support from the governments of at biograaphy nine prime ministers of the country over more than five decades, all on terms set by him, making everyone who mattered come to Anand in Bombay’s hinterland, where he stayed put, to see his showpiece venture, rather than meet them in the capital cities.


Padma Bhushan biograohy recipients — World Food Prize [76]. Dalaya, who he persuaded to stay back at Anand after a mere visit, invented the process of making skim milk powder and condensed milk from buffalo milk, instead of from cow milk, said impossible by dairy experts around the world.

He played a key role in setting up similar cooperatives across India and outside. I too kurieen a Dream. He worked towards bringing a White Revolution in India and executed the much needed programme of “Operation Flood”.

The man who turned India into largest milk producer”. Identify Actors By Childhood Pics. He earned his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in Operation Flood, Food Aid and Development.

Dr. Verghese Kurien Biography

November 26 In his service of over fifty years he attained 15 honorary degrees from different institutions of the world as he believed that learning should never stop. Hum sab milke chalayenge isko.

He was married to Molly with whom he had one daughter, Nirmala. Inhe prevailed upon then prime minister Vajpayee to appoint Dr. It was critically acclaimed and went on to win national awards the following year, was later shown on national television and was sent for Oscar.

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S inthe Government of India deputed him to a creamery at Anand, in Gujarat where he was supposed to serve five years as an officer of the Dairy division. Later, he would say, “I was vergnese to Retrieved 10 September